Alison Besikof Custom Designs
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Artisan Kitchen Remodel eclectic kitchen
 

Artisan Kitchen Remodel

For this kitchen renovation, the homeowners wanted to keep their oak cabinets but wanted to freshen up and modernize their space. I changed the cabinet hardware, took down some 80s wallpaper, got new appliances and beautiful new granite countertops. I also had a custom backsplash made by Mercury Mosaics. The old dinette set was dated so I had a custom table and chairs made. Small changes helped bring a dated kitchen into the present.
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dspiller99 wrote:
What type of cornice or crown is that on the cabinets, availability?
   Comment   March 30, 2014
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This is the crown from the cabinet company. Every cabinet company has a selection of various crown moldings to choose from.
March 31, 2014 at 8:33am   
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dyork1558 wrote:
Hardware color choice if they had black appliances - I need to update my kitchen and have black appliances all in good working order. Same cabinets as in this pic. What color hardware would be best for this situation?
   Comment   March 2, 2014
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I would say brushed nickel is still a good choice. Or you can do a wrought iron type finish where it is a matte black metal. I think it is nice to match your faucet to your hardware so I tend to not love the black faucets as much.
March 3, 2014 at 9:37am   
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cfaucher wrote:
What kind and what colour is the floor?
   Comment   March 1, 2014
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The floor is the original natural stained oak, similar to the cabinets.
March 2, 2014 at 7:42am   
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Lynn Sewell wrote:
Can you give info on the window area tile? Thank you
   Comment   February 24, 2014
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It is the "stix" tile from Mercury Mosaics (http://www.mercurymosaics.com/products/stix/). I created a custom color blend. If you like this blend as is, you can tell Mercedes that you saw this pic and she can look it up for you.
February 25, 2014 at 11:07am   
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mabbam wrote:
What's the make and color of tile around the window?
   Comment   February 17, 2014
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It is the "stix" tile from Mercury Mosaics (http://www.mercurymosaics.com/products/stix/). I created a custom color blend. If you like this blend as is, you can tell Mercedes that you saw this pic and she can look it up for you.
February 18, 2014 at 7:43am   
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Would love to see what the flooring looks like. We have oak cabinets (fruitwood stain) like yours (house built in 1994) Please share pics of your flooring choice.
February 23, 2014 at 5:12pm   
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Gabriele Robinson wrote:
What is the name and paint color used on the walls.
   Comment   December 9, 2013
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Hi Gabriele, I just replied to your email. The wall colors I believe are BM Coventry Gray for the main walls (HC-169) and the soffits are a blend of two different colors. They are approximately 75% Intrigue 1580 and 25% Coventry gray. The Intrigue was too dark so we mixed it to tone it down.
December 9, 2013 at 3:57pm     
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oceanpotion wrote:
Were the hinges also changed out? They look different.
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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The hinges are more of a pewter color so that they don't stand out so much. The brighter silver would have drawn a lot of attention to them and I preferred that they disappear as much as possible.
November 1, 2013 at 3:21pm   
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oceanpotion wrote:
What finish is on the hardware
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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I would darken the floors a bit to a natural walnut color, which is a lovely medium tone that is a little less orange than the natural oak, which helps neutralize the room a bit. These homeowners didn't want to change their floors, so I chose to cool down the orangey tones with whites and greenish grays.
November 1, 2013 at 3:16pm   
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oceanpotion
Thanks for your help on the floor color and about the hinges, I was thinking of replacing them, but can see that they would really stand out. I just thought they had to match
November 1, 2013 at 4:44pm   
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vtlb wrote:
Love this kitchen! I would like to know the color of the granite. Thank you. - Before I saw your design, I just had my '80s oak cabinets freshened up. Now I'm trying to decide on the countertops and have toyed with granite or marble and was looking to see what color and material was used on this kitchen's countertop. Any feedback is appreciated.
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I wanted your advice - I have similar 90's cabinets - I like the countertop choice but don't want wood floors - tile suggestions? (a lot of traffic, want to hide the dirt)
March 8, 2014 at 10:22am   
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I would suggest porcelain tiles in a 12x24" size. Porcelain is extremely hard and durable so if you drop something on it you won't break a tile. They make lots of cool textures and colors, and even some that look like stone, depending on the feeling you want your kitchen to have. I would pick your countertops first and then go from there because you are more likely to fall in love with an amazing slab of something and then pick a tile that corresponds than the other way around.
March 10, 2014 at 12:07pm   
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bsilverglate wrote:
What is the stain color on the oak cabinets?
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The cabinets are natural oak with a clear varnish.
April 22, 2013 at 6:57pm   
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rnjanke wrote:
Backsplash - Can you please give details on the subway tile?
   Comment   February 18, 2013
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This tile is a beautiful handmade tile from Mercury Mosaics. We did the 2"x4" size and the color light gray (815).

http://www.mercurymosaics.com/
February 19, 2013 at 8:43am     
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Love it! Thank you!
February 19, 2013 at 1:03pm   
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msgreeneyes2 wrote:
Wall color - What is the paint color?
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The wall colors I believe are BM Coventry Gray for the main walls (HC-169) and the soffits are a blend of two different colors. They are approximately 75% Intrigue 1580 and 25% Coventry gray. The Intrigue was too dark so we mixed it to tone it down.
December 9, 2013 at 3:57pm     
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